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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 met·tle /ˈmɛtḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Met·tle n.  Substance or quality of temperament; spirit, esp. as regards honor, courage, fortitude, ardor, etc.; disposition; -- usually in a good sense; as, to test a person's mettle.
    A certain critical hour which shall . . . try what mettle his heart is made of.   --South.
    Gentlemen of brave mettle.   --Shak.
 The winged courser, like a generous horse,
 Shows most true mettle when you check his course.   --Pope.
 To put one one's mettle, to cause or incite one to use one's best efforts.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk";
          "you haven't got the heart for baseball" [syn: heart, nerve,